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Maharashtra govt takes 80% beds in non-public hospitals, caps therapy costs


Amid experiences of hospitals in Maharashtra refusing admission to coronavirus sufferers and overcharging, the Maharashtra authorities on Thursday night time issued orders for taking management of 80 per cent beds in non-public hospitals and nursing properties within the state and capping therapy costs for these beds.

Personal hospitals will now have 20 per cent beds for which they’re allowed to cost their very own charges, whereas 100 per cent of the ICU beds and 80 per cent others will probably be regulated by the Maharashtra authorities.

The value capping will keep in impact until August 31.

With the brand new order by the Maharashtra authorities, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) may have entry to extra 417 ICU beds for Covid-19 sufferers and 538 for non-Covid at authorities charges.

Practically 2,624 beds for Covid-19 sufferers and three,020 beds for non-Covid will now be out there in 33 hospitals, because the order comes into impact from Could 22.

There have been circumstances previously the place coronavirus optimistic sufferers died as a result of lack of beds in Covid-dedicated hospitals, late hospitalisation or delayed therapy for the lethal an infection.


As coronavirus circumstances proceed to rise unabated in Mumbai, the Maharashtra authorities has deputed IAS officers to main hospitals within the metropolis for efficient administration of the outbreak.

An IAS officer every has been deputed to KEM, Nair, Sion, JJ-GT-St George, BMC Periphereal hospitals for efficient administration of the outbreak.

The duties set for these IAS officers holding cost of the hospitals contain:

Fast organising of conflict room in every authorities hospital, CCTV stay view of all ICU beds and Covid wards, guaranteeing attendance of medical doctors, nurses and para-medicals, particularly late night time and early morning.

Actual time information add each 30 minutes on Mattress Administration dashboard

Strict implementation of discharge coverage (to make sure no affected person overstays as soon as it exams destructive)

Offering distinctive id code to every mattress. Dashboards to allot beds with mattress quantity on name to 1916.

Guarantee high quality meals packets to sufferers and their family (by guaranteeing day by day stocking of meals/biscuits in canteens by NGOs that are put in place)

Guarantee cleanliness, maintenance and minor upkeep problems with hospitals to alleviate deans of those points.


The BMC commissioner order copy additionally talked about the 1,000-bed quarantine facility for Covid-19 sufferers at MMRDA will probably be purposeful with 56 beds from Could 24.

A set of 56 beds will probably be added each subsequent day. The Asian Coronary heart Institute which is situated near this facility will probably be dove-tailed as ICU for the ability, until the time the 200-bed ICU facility being arrange beco,es absolutely purposeful.

BMC Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal mentioned an extra pool of two,000 Covid beds is being created within the subsequent three days at ward officer stage. For each 100 beds within the ward, there will probably be 20 ICUs. Chahal mentioned this may spruce up mattress availability by utilising the ‘80:20’ order relevant to all different hospitals, nursing properties, clinics within the BMC space.

The order copy additionally mentions that testing for Covid suspected sufferers to be ramped up considerably and BMC Municipal Commissioner will himself be visiting laboratories for a similar.


Relating to the monsoon preparedness, the Municipal Commissioner mentioned drone survey of all nullahs in Mumbai is been performed for the final Three days and ought to be carried out by Sunday.

That is being adopted by focussed bother capturing and cleansing of recognized bother spots, the BMC Municipal Commissioner mentioned.

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